Energy industry observer expects $60 crude to hold

2014-12-12 14:41:32

The world should get used to oil prices at around $60 a barrel and despite that record low price, China will probably use less crude because of pollution concerns, according to an energy industry veteran.

Chinese brands face growth hurdles

2014-12-12 14:40:40

Despite the rapid growth of major Chinese companies, maintaining that exponential growth on the international stage, especially in established markets such as the United States, has proven a great challenge.

Skyscraper fire kills 3 in downtown Dallas

2014-12-12 13:30:09

A fire broke out at an underground parking garage of a 50-story skyscraper in the US city of Dallas Thursday, killing three people and forcing the evacuation of thousands of office workers.

CIA chief sees no proof of useful info from interrogations

2014-12-12 09:42:42

The chief of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) conceded Thursday that there was no proof of useful information yielded from the brutal interrogation techniques used by the agency on terrorism detainees.

Ebola team honored by Time

2014-12-11 19:56:10

Doctors, nurses and others fighting Ebola through "tireless acts of courage and mercy" have been named Time's 2014 Person of the Year.

Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year

2014-12-11 09:28:10

Time Magazine names those fighting Ebola its 2014 'Person of the Year', applauding the work of medical relief teams, doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and burial teams working in western Africa.

Hypocrisy of US as human rights police

2014-12-11 09:15:30

The hegemony it has exercised, the inquisition by torture it has practised, and the profound racial inequalities all point to the sheer hypocrisy of the United States as a defender of human rights.

Kerry to join Lima climate talks

2014-12-10 11:11:48

US Secretary of State John Kerry will join the ongoing UN climate talks being held in Lima, as first week of negotiations in the Peruvian capital ended with no breakthrough, the State Department said Tuesday.

Linden Center in China misses ACE award

2014-12-10 10:10:31

Linden Center, a US boutique hotel business operated in southwest China's Yunnan province, narrowly missed the Secretary of State's 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) when the annual award was announced Tuesday.

Jack Ma nominated for Time Person of Year

2014-12-10 10:08:58

Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, has been nominated by the editors of Time magazine as one of eight finalists for the Person of the Year.

BOC's Bryant Park deal continues trophy acquisitions

2014-12-10 10:07:13

Bank of China's purchase of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper continues a trend of Chinese acquiring trophy properties in the city, said US real estate experts.

US Senate confirms ambassadors to Afghanistan, India

2014-12-10 08:53:00

The US Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nominees to be the next American ambassadors to India and Afghanistan on Tuesday, filling two of the country's most important diplomatic posts days before leaving Washington for the year.